Parmesan spring chicken

Parmesan spring chicken

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Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
Full of spring flavours, the Parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch and the meat stays tender

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal339
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.53g
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  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tbsp finely grated Parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 400g new potato, cut into small cubes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 140g frozen pea
  • good handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little salt and pepper. Tip the Parmesan onto another plate. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then the cheese. Grill the coated chicken for 10-12 mins, turning once until browned and crisp.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 mins, adding the peas for the final 3 mins, then drain. Toss the vegetables with the spinach leaves, vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Divide between four warm plates, then serve with the chicken.

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Comments (132)

cjkfish's picture

Very easy but very tasty dish. I made it for a dinner party, yet it's quick enough for a midweek meal. Salad was very refreshing and great for summer. Will be cooking again !

clovelly1's picture

Everyone I've cooked this chicken for so far has been amazed at how moist it is. It's so easy and quick and we love the delicious parmesan crust.

I've also served it with spinach wilted in brown butter and smashed new potatoes..utterly yummy!

amy3122's picture

Don't like vinegar dressings so used lemon juice instead. It worked really well. Replaced spinach with a bag of spinach,watercress and rocket and served with fresh asparagus really YUMMY!!! Don't hesitate to try it

mrsj0nes's picture

this was lovely very simple too!!!!

shelagh1954's picture

Very quick and easy to make and very tasty. Enjoyed by the whole family.

darling's picture

was expecting the cheese to stick to the foil and the chicken not to be cooked after this short time. neither was the case, am absolutely delighted with the result: tender, juicy meat with just a subtle cheese taste. forgot the pepper and salt, didn't actually need any, but will try to remember next time. this will be a regular in my kitchen.

nbetts's picture

Simple, delicious and healthy - doesn't get better than this!

sallycornwell's picture

I made these and served them sliced on top of a spring greens risotto with broad beans and parsley sprinkled on top. Went down v well and were really succulent despite me being convinced they wouldn't cook through!

sprague's picture

Very disappointed, after reading all the great comments. I thought the chicken was tasteless and not at all juicy. In fact it was quite dry (as you would expect from grilled chicken, I suppose). Definitely not making again.

seguel's picture

I marinated the chicken in the juice of 1 lemon for about 1hr.
Then I added salt and pepper before dipping in the egg whites.
After coating with cheese, bake covered at 350 F., for about 20 mins.
Uncover and broil 5 mins. each side.
The golden color alone will impress your guests.

andrea_11's picture

We really loved this dish. The flavours were really fresh and the parmesan gave the chicken a flavoursome bite whilst keeping the meat really moist. We added a dollop of pesto and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar to the potatoes and spinach to add extra flavour.

zrikalans's picture

This was the first meal i attempted after deciding to venture into my kitchen. I have been a convenience food slave due to hectic schedule until a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this website... I picked this meal and loved every second of preparing, cooking and eating eat. Def a favourite for the future...!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was really easy to make and looked great. The spinach salad is very versatile. I tried it with baked salmon too and this was also really good - very light dressing.

tipp2chicago's picture

I loved it, on second go substituted Turkey for the chicken, and it was also delicious. It's now in my regular rotation!

analisa's picture

Delicious and very easy to make .. the parmesan gives the chicken that new taste and it keeps it really moist too .... Great dish and will def do it again!

uppskriftir's picture

Both salad and chicken tasted fresh and delicious and very easy to make! Already a family favorite - do not hesitate to try it!

carols07's picture

Lovely, really crisp and fresh! Yummy!

petesfanny's picture

Excellent mid week meal. Quick and delicious. Much healthier than the local (Teesside) 'Parmo'!! (Breaded chicken or pork escalope topped with a parmesan bechemal sauce and grilled). Even parmo loving daughter loved it tho' she did say it should be served with chips! (You can take the girl out of Teesside but ...). Me and P liked the veg tho' I'd run out of peas and used green beans instead. Will defo do again.

maddieson's picture

I did a variation on this with pork and also added a few bread crumbs to the parmesan. V good!

dylanski's picture

Really good. Chicken was perfectly cooked and cheese taste was just right - not overpowering. Used watercress instead of spinach


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